Yield
Makes 1 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook first 5 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a large saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool completely, and drain.

Step 2

Roll piecrusts to 12-inch circles; cut each crust into 9 (4-inch) circles.

Step 3

Spoon 1 level tablespoon fruit mixture onto half of each pastry circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over fruit mixture, pressing edges to seal. Crimp edges with a fork dipped in flour.

Step 4

Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350°. Fry pies, in batches, 2 minutes on each side. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and sprinkle over hot pies.

Step 5

*Thawed frozen cranberries or dried cranberries may be substituted for fresh cranberries.

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